Bill Tuckey’s craft

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Mail -

W ell done on the lat­est is­sue (#88). To those who said you would run out of ma­te­rial, think again. Look and be im­pressed.

Ac­tu­ally, as you delve back be­yond all the big, ob­vi­ous sto­ries and get into the real nitty-gritty of Aus­tralian mo­tor­ing and mo­tor rac­ing in the past, the sup­port­ing cast, the hard­luck sto­ries, the ‘what ifs’, you are in Bill Tuckey ter­ri­tory.

This leads me to your fine obit­u­ary for Bill. It was com­pre­hen­sive and re­spect­ful, but with the full flavour of the man. Only by read­ing all he wrote, as he wrote it, could you pos­si­bly ap­pre­ci­ate all that he did for the sport, the Aus­tralian car in­dus­try and the mo­tor­ing writ­ing craft. And it was a craft the way Bill did it. How nice that you did that greater ap­pre­ci­a­tion of his life’s work in AMC #73 while he was still with us. He would have known but he would not have liked any fuss. No non­sense; that was Bill.

Thank you, Luke and AMC. Fur­ther­more, with Auto Ac­tion gone [ED: but soon to re­turn], you are the last one stand­ing to carry the flame.

John Cro­ker Ade­laide, SA

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